Wehe 4+

Differentiation Detector

David Choffnes

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 410 Ratings
    • Free



Wehe is an app that runs tests against your network and analyzes the results to let you know if your network provider is restricting or prioritizing traffic for certain applications and certain ports.

By performing free tests with Wehe on your mobile device, you are participating in an IRB-approved research project at Northeastern University (led by Dr. David Choffnes) and you are helping to identify potential violations of net neutrality. Note that no conclusion can be drawn from an individual result of the type "Differentiation detected" to characterize a breach of Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 on Open Internet.

As net neutrality regulations vary according to location, Wehe collects coarse-grained geolocation data (with a precision of 0.1 degrees latitude/longitude) if users explicitly opt in to providing it. Wehe never collects fine-grained geolocation information. Wehe also collects IP addresses, which are stored as truncated data so they cannot be tied to individuals. As such, all the collected data are deidentified to guarantee the protection of personal data. The deidentified data are published as open data to let third parties reproduce the conclusions of the tests carried out. Finally, Wehe uses servers located around the world, including ones hosted by Measurement Lab (M-Lab). M-Lab collects additional measurement data from clients, but does so in a way that is consistent with Wehe’s protections against collecting personal data. Note that the set of servers and hosts may change over time, but our privacy policy and data protection practices remain the same.

No personal data are either transferred, or exchanged, or rented. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) n°2016/679, please note that you have the right to oppose, access, rectify, delete, limit or transfer your personal data.

For more details about the app, the research behind it, and analysis of data collected about net neutrality violations, please visit: https://wehe.meddle.mobi/.

What’s New

Version 3.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
410 Ratings

410 Ratings

Mcoop1988 ,

FCC complaint button?

I like the idea of being able to know when my data is possibly being throttled but the only way to actually do anything about is to go and file a complaint to the FCC. Maybe add a button to file a complaint along with the information to go with the complaint???

SAMOjazz88 ,

Love idea But...

It doesn’t always work. But I believe it’s due to the unanticipated heavy traffic after publicity they got when Apple refused to accept the wehe app initially. It’s working better now after I think they updated server to handle more traffic. But it’s an excellent concept, I just hope they add more apps to tests. But thank you to everyone involved because it’s a very important project to track net neutrality abusers like Facebook, google, Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, Charter / Spectrum, LinkedIn, etc

C10cKw0rK ,


Is it possible to add ESPN as an app/service to test? I should be able to see sports in 480p, regardless of how much bandwidth I’ve used but, after I stream for several minutes I can see my bandwidth become reduced to less than .5Mbs. Verizon says it’s their “network management”... and they make sure to correct me when I say they are “throttling”. 🙄 They can’t say it’s due to high use age in an area because it happens ALL THE TIME.

App Privacy

The developer, David Choffnes, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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